Best Clash Royale Decks For Ranked Mode (January 2023)

Several decks are dominating the January 2023 ranked mode meta in Clash Royale right now. Here's a look at the decks, their win rates, and the cards you'll need to build them.

Clash Royale Best Decks Ranked Jan2023
These are the best ranked decks for January 2023 in Clash Royale. | © Supercell

Two main factors decide how well you perform in ranked mode: skill and, of course, a good deck. Now, skill is something that you pick up over time. But decks, well, decks are something you can instantly pick up. If you know which decks to use, you could be looking at a string of consecutive wins - that is, if you have the skill.

With that in mind, we've put together the best decks that you can currently use in Clash Royale ranked mode. They're powerful, dynamic, and offer various answers to your opponent at any stage of the game.

December has set up the new year with a bunch of changes after the Clashmas update and Mighty Miner rework. We've taken these into account and will show you the ten best decks you can use in Ranked mode (also known as The Path of Legends).

Best Decks For Ranked Mode In Clash Royale

Phoenix Card Deck
Phoenix is shining in the current Clash Royale meta. | © Supercell

Phoenix continues to dominate the meta after it's first and second round of nerfs. It seems unstoppable given how much value it'll provide if you manage to get even a single respawn.

After the Clashmas update, the meta has shifted from preferring low-cost decks to something more heavy with hard-hitting cards and, to some extent, decks that swarm opponents. There's also a big preference for many to use buildings as both defensive and offensive options.

Here are the best decks you can use in Clash Royale at the moment. With the help of RoyaleAPI, we've included the deck's win rates, the cards you'll need to build it, and the deck's average Elixir cost.

DeckWin RateCardsAverage Elixir Cost
Golem DP Phoenix EDrag57.1%Barbarian Barrel, Golem, Lumberjack, Phoenix, Dark Prince, Electro Dragon, Tornado, and Elixir Collector4.5
Skeleton King Graveyard Ice Wizard Phoenix55.9%Barbarian Barrel, Graveyard, Ice Wizard, Phoenix, Poison, Skeleton King, Tombstone, and Tornado


Skeleton King Ice Wizard Baby Dragon55.5%Baby Dragon, Barbarian Barrel, Graveyard, Ice Wizard, Poison, Skeleton King, Tombstone, and Tornado3.5
PEKKA Bandit Electro Wizard Spam55.1%Battle Ram, PEKKA, Magic Archer, Royal Ghost, Fireball, Electro Wizard, Bandit, and Zap4.0
EGiant Golden Knight Phoenix Tornado55.1%Electro Giant, Phoenix, Golden Knight, Lightning, Bomber, Tornado, Barbarian Barrel, and Cannon3.9
Mighty Miner Bait Cycle53.6%Barbarian Barrel, Mighty Miner, Rocket, Princess, Goblins, Ice Spirit, The Log, and Cannon 3.5
Hog Valkyrie Control52.5%Executioner, Goblins, Hog Rider, Ice Spirit, Rocket, The Log, Tornado, and Valkyrie3.4
Wall Breaker Magic Archer Miner Valkyrie52.1%Wall Breaker, Miner, Magic Archer, Valkyrie, Tornado, Skeletons, The Log, and Bomb Tower2.9
Log Bait50.9%Goblin Barrel, Rocket, Knight, Archer, Goblin Gang, Ice Spirit, The Log, and Inferno Tower3.3

Hog Cycle

49.5%Hog Rider, Musketeer, Fireball, Ice Golem, Skeletons, Ice Spirit, The Log, and Cannon


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